Creating a Runs Database Under MIDAS and MySQL Design and Modeling of Dark Matter Axion Detectors Digital Design for Astrophysics Detectors art Visualization Using ParaView Big Data Analytics for Identification of Gravitationally Lensed Quasars in the Dark Energy Survey Muon Beam Storage Storage Magnet B Field Shaping QuarkNet Radio Telescope: The Mechanization To Track Celestial Objects Waves to Ones and Zeros: Data Acquisition in Radio Astronomy

QuarkNet Interns

Every summer, Fermilab offers a select group of students the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers. These students are matched with a research project and are given six weeks to complete it. At the end of the six weeks, students share what they've done through the delivery of a written paper, and a presentation at a QuarkNet Teachers Workshop.

This year, students conducted research in a number of different areas including Astrophysics Detectors, Scientific Computing, Dark Matter Axion Detectors, Test Beam Facility, Muon g-2 Experiment, Dark Energy Survey, and the QuarkNet Radio Telescope. If you are interested in joining us next summer, visit the QuarkNet Internship info page. If you are interested in joining us next summer, visit theĀ QuarkNet Internship info page.


This year's website is meant to accomplish several goals. It is here to be:

  • An inside look at what the students accomplished this year.
  • A resource for high school students who want to work on projects that require the same basic skills as this year's projects, as well as a resource for teachers.
  • An antidote to the myth that high school students aren't smart enough to contribute to science in a meaningful way.

QuarkNet Students and Teachers 2016 Summer

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